Thursday, July 16, 2009
Hey Church: Let's stop counting numbers
"I propose that we stop counting. I'm not just talking about church -- I'm talking about small groups, blogs, monastic communities, cook-outs, online message boards, parties, email lists, and so on. Let's take a break from evaluating everything by a number. Sure, there's good in setting goals, tracking success, and so forth, but numbers are not the end; relationships are. So, let's pick something else to measure -- conversations, interactions, actual lives changed. Chances are, you're not doing what you do for the numbers; you're doing it for a vision or to create change...."